De-personalise

Pack up those personal photographs and family heirlooms. Some buyers can't see past personal artefacts, and you don't want them to be distracted. You want buyers to imagine their own photos on the walls; you want buyers to say, "I can see myself living here."


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  • If you don't need it, why not donate it or throw it away?

  • Pack up those knickknacks.

  • Clean off everything on kitchen counters.

  • Put essential items used daily in a small box that can be stored in a closet when not in use.

  • Think of this process as a head-start on the packing you will eventually need to do anyway.


Detail 3

Buyers love to snoop and will open closet and cabinet doors. Think of the message it sends if items fall out! Now imagine what a buyer believes about you if she sees everything organized. It says you probably take good care of the rest of the house as well. This means:-

  • -Neatly stack dishes.

  • -Turn coffee cup handles facing the same way.

  • -Hang shirts together, buttoned and facing the same direction.

  • -Line up shoes.

5.Storage, storage, storage.

  • Almost every home shows better with less furniture. Remove pieces of furniture that block or hamper paths and walkways and put them in storage. Leave just enough furniture in each room to showcase the room's purpose and plenty of room to move around. You don't want buyers scratching their heads and saying, "What is this room used for?"a.